Custom-Made Doctoral and PhD
A fully custom made to measure or customized deluxe doctoral or presidential gown in your choice of fabrics, colors and styling.
When combined with our detailed tailoring and workmanship, the result is superior regalia as personal to you as the honor it represents.
Your choice of fabrics especially chosen for their beauty, durability and wrinkle resistance.
We can customize your gown by adding piping and giving you your choice of velvet color and fabric color.
Your choice of fabrics especially chosen for their beauty, durability and wrinkle resistance. Fabric choices include polyester, crepe, and tropical wool.
Gowns can also be custom made to measure.
Mortarboard and hood are made from same material as gown.
Please note: As these doctoral gowns are individually made to order, please allow approximately +/- 8 weeks for delivery. If you would like to order one of these gowns, but cannot wait, we may be able to send you a loaner gown which you could then return, upon receipt of your custom gown.
Cost for customized gown is just $290 (same price as standard deluxe gown) plus which ever options you select.
Optionial custom options are priced as follows:
*Fabric color change (other than black) $75.00
*Fabric change to Regis / Majesty crepe (any color) $125.00
*Fabric change to Super 100's Tropical Wool (black only) $240.00
*Velvet change $30.00
So for example, a gold gown with black velvet would cost $290.00 for the gown + $75.00 for the fabric color change = $365.00 and look like this:
a black gown with black velvet and light blue piping would cost $290.00 for the gown + $75.00 for the velvet change = $365.00 and look like this:
An Ed.D. doctoral gown in black with light blue velvet and gold piping would cost $290.00 for the gown + $30.00 for the velvet change + 75.00 for the piping = $395.00 and look like this:
(same pricing as above for Hunter Green velvet & gold piping for MD;
Lilac with Gold piping for DDS; Purple Velvet with gold piping for JD, etc.)
First, select your the fabric you would like for your gown.
If unsure, leave "as is". You can always change this later.
Next select hood velvet color from the drop down box.
For non-PhD degrees, your hood velvet should be the color of your degree. So a Dentist would select lilac, a medical doctor hunter green, etc..
For PhD degrees, use PhD Blue regardless of the field of speciality of your PhD.
Then select the gown velvet (for the front of the gown) color from the drop down box.
If you would like your gown velvet to be the same color as your hood velvet, simply leave the check box checked.
If you would like a different gown color (front of gown), just uncheck the box, and use the drop down to select the color for the velvet of your gown panels.
For the sleeve velvet, it is much the same:
If you would like your sleeve velvet (the three velvet bars on each sleeve) to be the same velvet color as the front of the gown, simply leave the check box checked.
If you would like a different gown velvet for your sleeves, just uncheck the box, and use the drop down to select the color you prefer.
Finally the piping.
Simply choose whichever color piping you desire (gold, silver or light blue).
Of course you don't have to have piping on your gown. When you actually order your gown, you can choose to order a gown with or without piping, but for purposes of illustration, it was easier to create the custom gown designer with piping than without, since that is how most people order their custom gowns.
Deluxe doctoral or PhD hoods with piping $145.00 or $130.00 without piping.
Deluxe tams (4 - 6 - or 8 sided models) in black velvet, with gold bullion tassel $92.00
Other than black velvet tams, please add $20.00
To order your academic regalia (doctoral regalia only), you can use our secure online order form at https://saxonuniform.com/forms/doctoralform.html
or if you have questions, you can email us or call us directly at
or you can fax us your order or question to 412-273-3416
or e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org.
Of course you are not limited to the choices shown above.
If there is something special you wish your gown to have, let us know!
Additional Examples Below:
Above: Presidential / Chancellor's gown: Change fabric of gown to green, add 4th velvet bar on each arm, plus a velvet hem on bottom of gown and gold piping.
Above: Change fabric of gown body to red with royal blue velvet, change sleeves to navy.
Above: Change fabric of gown grey with navy velvet, gold piping, and custom emblems. Hood in matching grey fabric with degree velvet (drab velvet shown for Doctor of Business Administration).
Above: Change fabric of gown to blue, add gold piping, and pull velvet away from zipper. Shown with tam also in blue.